Science North Pre Post Activity
Climat/Environment with green and blue planet earth

Angle of the Sun

After participating in our school program, “Seasons: Will it Rain or Will it Snow?”, students can experiment with how changing the angle of the light changes the amount of surface area that is exposed to the light.

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Lava Lamp

After participating in our school program, “Mix It Up!” students will have the opportunity to make their own lava lamp using different liquids and solids.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Winter Tracks

Students will search for tracks on freshly fallen snow to see if they can identify the animals that are still active during the winter months. They will also look at the tracks to see if the animals have special adaptations that allow them to travel on top of snow.

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Ozobot Force Test

Students will use Ozobots to determine the effects of increasing or decreasing the amount of force applied to an object. The Ozobot is a small, programmable robot that reads and responds to colours on both paper and digital surfaces.

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Scratch: Push or Pull Game

Students will remix a Scratch game to identify forces as either a push or a pull. Scratch is a block-based visual programming language for students. Students can drag and combine code blocks to make a range of programs which include stories, animations, and games.

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Physics with blue and red atom

Blow that Boat!

Students build a small sailboat with simple materials. Then we use the boat to explore the forces acting on it and how it affects the motion of the boat. Students will see how wind is needed to move the boat but can also become too strong for it.

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Forces of Pool

We build a small pool table and use it to study the forces at play. The pool table is built out of a box. By playing pool with marbles students can observe how objects start moving, change direction and stop moving.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Insects in Their Environment – Design a Plant or Animal

Pre Activity

This is a Pre Activity for the Insects in Their Environment School Program at Science North. In “Design a Plant or Animal”, students use craft materials to design and build their own animal or plant while investigating the basic needs and characteristics of both plants and animals. The interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats is also explored.

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Insects in Their Environment – Eco Tower

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity for the  Insects in Their Environment School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students manipulate groupings of coloured items to develop an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants and animals found within them. Various scenarios also highlight the effects of human activities on these different habitats.

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Pushing and Pulling – Create a Bar Graph

Pre Activity

This is a Pre Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students gather information and present this information in a bar graph; they also interpret their bar graphs and explain their conclusions to others.

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Pushing and Pulling – Fly a Flag

Pre Activity

This is a Pre Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students are introduced to the structure and function of a pulley and identify pulleys that we see or use every day. As an application, pulleys are used to raise and lower a mini flag.

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Pushing and Pulling – Design a Pulley System

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This is a Post Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. Using simple tools and materials, students design and create their own pulley system to complete a task. Simple fixed, simple mobile and compound pulleys are investigated.

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What’s the Buzz? – Design a Honeybee Garden

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity for the What’s the Buzz School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Using the downloaded and printed pages provided, students will design their own honeybee garden. They will then answer the following question, “It is important to protect honeybee habitats because…” and paste it to the bottom of their garden photo.

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What’s the Buzz? – Plants on your plate

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This is a Post Activity for the What’s the Buzz School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Using the downloaded and printed pages provided, students will play a game called plants on your plate. They will then answer the following question, “It is important to protect honeybee habitats because…”, the students can also draw their answers as a way to visualize their solutions.

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Dynamic Earth Pre Post Activity
Climat/Environment with green and blue planet earth

Fables of Fresh Air – Stories of the Real World

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity designed to go along with Fables of Fresh Air (Grade 1 – 3) school program. It reinforces the concepts established in that lesson by letting the students see how “stories” unfold in even just a small area of natural space. This lesson sets the activity, which can last several days to several months.

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Seeds to Plants

In this lesson, students will consider ways in which plants are important to humans. They will explore plants in their community while trying to identify their major parts. Students will germinate seeds and record some of the similarities and differences as seedlings develop.

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Geology with pickaxe and rock

What's the Soil

In this lesson, students will explore different types of soil and through inquiry, determine which type of soil is best suited to grow a radish or another quick germinating seed.

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